Mediums

Kathleen Goligher

Kathleen Goligher


          THE MEDIUMS with whom Dr. W. J. Crawford conducted his famous experiments, a poor Belfast family, consisting of Mr. Goligher, four daughters, a son and a son-in-law. The girls were all mediumistic, Kathleen Goligher (born in 1898) being the most powerful among them. The experiments lasted from 1914 until Dr. Crawford's death in 1920. For four years the family accepted no payment. Spiritualism was their religion. The sťances were held in dim red light either in the Goligher home or in Dr. Crawford's house. Six members of the family formed the circle, while Dr. Crawford retained liberty of movement for better observations and experiments. Communication with the invisible operators was maintained through raps. Kathleen only went into trance when prolonged discussion on the phenomena became necessary. The explanation then came through trance speaking. After Dr. E. E. Fournier d'Albe's imputations of fraud (The Goligher Circle, 1922) Kathleen Goligher (who became Lady G. Donaldson) discontinued sittings for outside inquirers.

Source (with minor modifications): An Encyclopaedia of Psychic Science by Nandor Fodor (1934).

 

 

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